Unique features of Christmas and New Year in Vietnam

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Christmas and New Year in Vietnam are two of most amazing experiences that tourists should luxuriate in when participating in Vietnam travel. They will have a chance to immerse in the exciting atmosphere in reaching out these wonderful destinations.

Christmas and New Year are two most important junctures of a working year. If Christmas is regarded as the festival ending the old year, New Year is the first milestone marking a new year. It is high time to rest and reunite family as well as welcome the festive season with warm and memorable trips. Tourists will surely be hard to find any other places which are much crowded and bustling than the following unique destinations of Vietnam travel. It will be a meaningful Christmas and New Year in Vietnam for tourists when going to the beautiful country at that time.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Christmas is a big event and celebrated quite in the European tradition. The Christmas decorations here are more or less similar to the Western Christmas beautifications.

On Christmas Eve, devout Christians attend a midnight Mass. Thereupon, they return to their homes for the Christmas supper. The Christmas supper is the most important meal of the Vietnamese Christmas. The menu for the common people traditionally consists of chicken soup, while the well-heeled have turkey and Christmas pudding. For Vietnamese Catholics, Phat Diem (a city in North Vietnam) holds a special religious significance. Hundreds of Catholics congregate here for Christmas Eve. Children stage a nativity play in the church to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Children in Vietnam believe in the existence of Santa Claus and put their shoes in front of their doors on Christmas Eve. On the morning of 25th December, they wake up to find their boots filled with treats and presents laid under the Christmas tree.

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